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particularly sea level rise fire which one. referred to have some climate impact greater than the single. really front. why are people more concerned. to the 1st. part of it. this is the news africa coming up in the next 15 minutes to kill or not to kill one has lifted a ban on elephant hunting but not everyone agrees we'll hear the arguments for and against the controversial move. and we'll also hear from the kenyans hoping the country's high court will strike down goals that her make homosexuality of pride if
they wish kenya will be the 1st east african country to decriminalized gay 6. i'm christine wonderwall comes to the news africa i'm glad you are to did want to has an if to ban on elephant hunting the government says they are too many elephants and farm will struggle to keep them out of the fields with a each crops and can kill people now and then want to has the largest innocent population in africa conservationists say it's home 213-0000 elephants but the government says that number is much higher the ban on innocent $10000.00 was introduced in the southern african country and $24.00 by then president and comma a kenyan environmentalist but many of which one is innocence roam across borders into the movie and zimbabwe all 4 countries have called for a global ban on elephant ivory trade to be rich. my 1st guest
today has written on elephant poaching and the ivory trade in africa teeth some of ill from the university of canton england joins me now welcome to the africa professor do you think his government has made the right call here i think it has for a number of reasons the 1st is that had he not decided to lift the ban on hunting i think it would have faced a really serious problem of the people who live in areas adjacent to large numbers of wildlife the ticky elephants but also lions hyenas wild dogs and other predators because the problem rose when the hunting ban was instituted was that local people lost a huge amount of being come from selling hunting quotas to safari hunting companies this could be as much as $600000.00 1st movie which and that would be directing
money for health clinics goals water pumps and that sort of thing all right if you were very angry when they lost that ok so who are the people who are opposed to the lifting off the ban and what cases are they making. well the former president in karma who is the one who instituted the ban in 2014 he argues that killing elephants is bad for botswana's image will damage the tourist industry and one must say that he personally has large investments in the tourist industry so he definitely has an axe to grind there he's very influenced to buy some western n.g.o.s animal rights groups who say the hunting is wrong and shouldn't happen under any circumstances and also the well known filmmaker derek your bear who is based in botswana who is strongly against hunting who argues that hunting doesn't
do any economic good for local communities and damages elephants but all the people who argue against it don't seem to grapple with the basic problem that in some areas if you don't have hunting then the wildlife would disappear because there is no other way of gaining income a lot of these areas are not suitable for eco tourism tourists won't go there because there are the facilities and so it will go to poor farming and wildlife would just disappear completely ok so how can this be done in a way. that is allowing this idea how can it be done in a way that ensures that the elephants are not going to be killed to extinction. well when you look at the history of thoughts one has conservation policies from independence in 1966 to the hunting ban in 2014 the elephant population went up from under 50000 elephants to somewhere in the region of 132160000
elephants and that was while hunting was taking place so hunting far from damaging the elephant population creating conditions in which local people tolerated elephants there was less there was still human elephant conflict but less local people were opposed to poaching because if they were selling the hunting quotas they didn't want poachers coming in killing their wildlife and so the system worked and this is a return to a system where local people benefit from the presence of animals through the money they'll get from selling hunting quotas then you might actually get an improvement in the situation. all right professor keith some of the oil from the university of kent thank you for that. it's to kenya where the high court is due to issue a ruling that could strike down colonial era laws that criminalize. in 2016 gay
rights organizations filed petitions the court to declare sections of the penal code and constitutional organizations argue the laws violate rights including the right to human dignity and the right to freedom from discrimination as it stands anyone convicted of gay sex in kenya can spend years behind bars. the rainbow flag is a symbol of gay pride across the world but in kenya it's rarely seen flying. the national gay and lesbian human rights commission is one of the few places that displease it proudly and it's here that the fight to repeal an anti homosexual or in kenya is being fought the law it is somewhat vague given bad it was taken from very very old laws which were previously formed from canon law so the law is very vague in its wording however what it into me it's is that carnal
knowledge against the order of nature that it seems that activities specifically between males is criminal and shall be punished with up to 14 years in prison. the kind of high court was expected to give a ruling on decriminalizing homosexuality in february but the judgment was pushed back. it's very tense as one would expect it to be we've been waiting for this for a long time and with the postponement in february where obviously we really hope that the courts will read and judgment and of course it will be enough for you. the l g b t community is anxiously awaiting the ruling and the public's reaction to it the latter is a big unknown that can public opinion on this issue is really anyone's guess and that's because here in this country conversations about homosexuality are the queer community don't happen openly and one person is saying that violence is part of the problem. that person is kevin watchable he hopes the upcoming court ruling will
encourage constructive dialogue it could set a precedent for other countries that are opting to go to go down the deployment as they should need and i strongly believe mr the right thing to do and the right people can i ask him what it would mean to him personally if the courts ruled to repeal the law. what does it mean it would mean that. would be free to be ourselves. and i hope we'll be able as as a community in kenya as a community in kenya to be free to carry out a minority degree of guys who are still fighting to be recognized. by the national gay and lesbian human rights commission they're preparing for any outcome and they promise to keep fighting if this friday doesn't end incentive ration. in zimbabwe of 5 human rights campaigners have appeared in court an accusation of
crossings to overthrow the government the men deny their charges and their lawyer is accused of targeting human rights campaigners after protests in january triggered by a feel i can feel prices holding 100 percent president in a synagogue or warrants at all ports he's would target rights groups deemed to be anti government. debbie's privilege and he has been following the case he joins me now from capitol had a high privilege good to see you tell us more about the charges these men are facing. there 5 activists facing charges of voting suffrage petition the elected government of zimbabwe the allegations are that there are 5 traviata motives on the 13th of may and attended which will few weeks they're said to have been. being taught how to. put it back to see who will be dns are going to the government and also there were trained in
the use of small arms according to the state charge sheet this is watch their 5 being charged and you notice that this. crime it's one of the serious crimes according to the zimbabwean law if convicted one he's bound to be given a sentence of between 20 years or a life sentence ok talk to us about the timing of all of this it comes as there are heightened tensions in the country. the wrist is coming at a time when yes the attention's in the country because of their continued melting down of the economy people are going through. you know difficult challenges and difficult times in terms of economy. the cost of living keeps on going high particularly this week when government increased the price of fuel. this is the 2nd
time after. the increase that happened in january of this year when. violent demonstrations erupted throughout the country so the timing is that you know you see that there is this wanted list being pretty good. with suspicion that the government is just picturing that they may be uprising because of the disgruntlement that is within the vocalisation rights watch is going with the economy ok privilege very quickly how as in bobby and reacting to their wrists alfie's if human rights activists. the way it is being taken is that due to being taken as just one of those cases that used to have been like what we were witnessing in during the former president will budge mugabe you know with activists and rights. defenders will being arrested one trumped up charges for
protein are going to stay in this state so you speak to some rights of the activists the ash actually saying that it is this data that is afraid of the people this shows that the state is afraid of the people therefore that's why this is happening and they're also saying that you know it shows also they convict of the government that nothing much has changed from the era that was there in the past ok . provisional shine you did reporting for us in how to thank you. and that is it for now from day to happy news africa as always you can catch allows stories on our website and facebook page on the news of lifting a ban on elephant planting will leave you with some pictures of africa's trade gyre see you next time by fact.
going to the world along. in the 2nd we come into this world we're in it together and. each of us can the human mind. we can make a real difference that's why you're a solid. in that's why we've. come . yes it's time for some arts and culture hello welcome i'm coming up on today's show. fantastical images from multimedia office meo who will join me here in the studio. and a whole italian town as a backdrop for
a festival of light. in the. box we begin with a look back at the life of british riots an illustrator of children's books judith who's died aged 95 she was actually born here in berlin but fled the nazis with parents in the early 1930 s. a most famous book remains the tiger who came to tea there were many witty and lovingly illustrated books like the whole series the cat was always getting into difficult situations his mole. judith kerr's career as an award winning author started with a bedtime story she invented for her daughter she didn't wrote down and illustrated the tiger who came to teen was published in 1968 and has since sold millions of copies worldwide but it was a less whimsical book for young adults that really launched her career when hitler still pink rabbit is this.